The review process is the most important aspect of the publication process of an article. It helps editors in making decisions on a manuscript and also enables the author(s) to improve their manuscript. The journal operates a double-blind peer review system.
Before accepting to review a manuscript, reviewers should ensure that the manuscript is within their area of expertise and that they can dedicate the appropriate time to conduct a critical review of the manuscript.
Criteria for Reviewing: Reviewers could judge any manuscript on the basis of the following criteria:
- Format of the Article: Any major divergence from the standard manuscript format should be indicated.
- Technical Presentation: The research article should be technically presented instead of being presented as a story. Mere repetition of past work should not be accepted. You can look for conceptual advancement over previously published work. Any major omission of the previously published findings on a similar problem must be checked.
- Interpretation of Result: The discussion should hover around the result and should not include irrelevant and unachievable statements.
- Statistical Presentation: Proper statistics should be applied to the data wherever found necessary.
- Plagiarism of Data: Data showing any type of suspicion, duplication, and manipulation must be brought to the notice of the author(s).
- Summary: Pinpoint the strength and weaknesses of the article considering the potential importance of the work in the context of the present and future.
- Conclusion: At the end reviewer(s) can recommend necessary corrections needed to accept the paper, if they are actually required, else recommend it for publication. If found unsuitable the paper should be declared unacceptable for publication.